Adding Up to Success? Assessing Freshman Skills in Information Literacy

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Publication Date

Fall 10-2014


This “best practices” session will present a case study of how Loyola Marymount University (LMU) evaluated a 4-module (see http://library.lmu.edu/research/researchtutorials) online tutorial designed to meet the information literacy outcomes associated with a First Year Seminar course. The four modules that comprise the tutorial were integrated into all 74 sections of a First Year Seminar course through Blackboard, the university's Learning Management System (LMS). After completing each tutorial module, students were also required to take a quiz. The effectiveness of the tutorial and quizzes was assessed through a mixed methods approach using direct and indirect measures. Overall areas of weakness were identified and are currently being addressed. The process will lead to improvements in the teaching material and improved integration into the curricula for next year.